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Children's Hospital Wants To Restrict Young Visitors To Keep Flu At Bay

Children's Hospital Wants To Restrict Young Visitors To Keep Flu At Bay

While the Public Health Agency of Canada's most recent FluWatch report from december 29 says that there have been "less than five" pediatric deaths from influenza this season, as of January 10, Saskatchewan alone has recorded four influenza-related deaths in children under the age of five.

- Health officials are urging people to get the flu shot after a 3-year-old girl died of influenza in suburban Chicago.

"If you have a child that is sick, keep them at home until they are better, the three to four days it takes to recover from the flu", said Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer.

Health officials are urging residents to get a flu vaccine, as it is the best way to protect yourself against the potentially unsafe virus.

Nationwide, federal health officials are reporting sharp increases in flu activity. The 74-year-old man was vaccinated but the 64-year-old man was not, the county said.

The 2017/2018 influenza season was considered one of high severity by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with high rates of emergency department visits and widespread flu activity over an extended period.

"CDC monitors flu viruses because changes can impact the effectiveness of flu vaccine".

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CAMDEN, NJ- To combat an already busy flu season, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will continue to offer flu shots through February.

By the end of October 2018, 185 pediatric deaths from flu complications were reported to the CDC, with 80 percent of deaths occurring in children who hadn't been vaccinated against influenza. Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu.

Most of the deaths this year have involved those 65 years old or older, while two people each in the 25-49 and 50-64 age categories have also died.

Maintaining healthy habits, like getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water, can also help you stay healthy this flu season.

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. This season's batch, moreover, is being touted as much more effective than last year's. She said one of the common reasons she hears is because people believe the flu shot can give them the flu.

Pregnant women or people with medical conditions related to their heart, lungs or immune system are encouraged to ask their primary care provider about antiviral medication as soon as they get symptoms. "It trains your body to be prepared for when it actually sees the real thing", he said, adding that it takes a couple of weeks for the vaccine to work properly.


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